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Ritchie Thrifty King CT1 #16271 - Single Hole Waterer

Capacity 30 head 16271
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Product Details
UPC: 847987062719
Brand: Ritchie Industries
Part Number: 16271
Length:: 28in/71.12cm
Width:: 20.3in/51.56cm
Overall Height:: 25in/63.5cm
Drinking Height:: 19in/48.26cm
Shipping Weight:: 61lb/27.67kg
Heat:: Energy Free or Supplemental Heat
Capacity:: 11.2gal/42.4L
Herd Capacity:: 30 beef / 15 dairy

The Thrifty King CT1 is an energy efficient or energy free, single drink automatic livestock waterer. Ideally used in small pens or hobby farms. Waters between 10-30 beef cattle. Drink height is 19".

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  • ThermalEqualizer design in patented drinking well eliminates cold spots in water storage
  • Elliptical closures tip easily so animals can drink without resistance, unlike round balls which take a great deal of pressure
  • Easy access for easy maintenance
  • High capacity valve, protected from cold by patented drink well
  • Finger-lift service cover; No tools, springs, or clips
  • Optional electric heat, immersion heater and supply line heat cable
  • 10-year warranty

Energy Free Requirements

Thrifty King fountains are intended to be energy-free; however, a number of factors must be met for this to be the case:

  • There must be at least 10 animals that have the Thrifty King fountain as their only source of water.
  • There must be a good seal against wind between the concrete platform and base of the unit.
  • The water seal grooves between the base, and top of the unit, and between the top of the unit and the valve cover must be filled with liquid.
  • The supply water temperature must be at least 42o F. (This may be an issue for rural or municipal water supplies.)
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